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Beginning e-Textile Development

Prototyping e-Textiles with Wearic Smart Textiles Kit and the BBC micro:bit

Authors: Seneviratne, Pradeeka

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  • Discover e-textile development from the ground up with this comprehensive text
  • Work through easy-to-follow experiments and projects, and learn to program implicitly while developing projects
  • Make your own wearables projects  'snapping' modular textiles together
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About this book

Electronic textiles (e-textiles) involves the combination of electronics and textiles to form "smart" textile products. It is an emerging technology with immense opportunities in the field of wearables fashion technology. And while there are many e-textile development platforms available on the market, this book uses the Wearic smart textile kit, a modular prototyping platform, to get you building projects and experiments easily and quickly.
This book presents the essential skills required to get started developing e-textiles. The code presented is built using MakeCode blocks, an easy-to-use visual programming language. You'll use the BBC micro:bit microcontroller for all the projects, and with few exceptions, they require no soldering and wiring. In the end, you'll be able to apply and sew electronics to wearables, garments, and fabrics in this emerging technology.
Beginning e-Textile Development presents the essential components to get you started with developing e-textiles. 
What You'll Learn

  • Program with the BBC micro:bit
  • Add lights to your wearables using LED textiles
  • Use different textile sensors to measure heat, detect water, actuate attachments, and enable sense touch and pressure
  • Actuate attachments on wearables with muscle activity and heartbeat
  • Make chemistry-based color-changing fabrics using thermochromic pigments
  • Utilize Bluetooth Low Energy to send sensor data to mobile apps and WiFi to send sensor data to the ThingSpeak IoT analytics platform service
Who This Book Is For

Beginners to the e-textile industry seeking a comprehensive toolkit. Fashion designers, Makers, engineers, scientists, and students can all benefit from this book.

About the authors

Pradeeka Seneviratne is a software engineer with over 10 years of experience in computer programming and systems design. He is an expert in the development of Arduino and Raspberry Pi-based embedded systems and is currently a full-time embedded software engineer working with embedded systems and highly scalable technologies. Previously, Pradeeka worked as a software engineer for several IT infrastructure and technology servicing companies.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-6261-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning e-Textile Development
Book Subtitle
Prototyping e-Textiles with Wearic Smart Textiles Kit and the BBC micro:bit
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Pradeeka Seneviratne
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-6261-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-6261-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-6260-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 238
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 345 illustrations in colour
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